Commercial & Mixed Use

The Marine Walk Shopping Centre

Sibaya, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

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The Salta Sibaya Estate's shopping centre, spanning 8,968 square meters, is a vital gathering place for the diverse community it serves. In light of the growing trend of online shopping, it is crucial for shopping centres to prioritize the experience they provide. To that end, COA has developed a courtyard that places a premium on human interaction. Featuring landscaped elements that encourage people-watching, this covered area offers a welcoming and comfortable space for a variety of shops and restaurants. It is also designed to host events such as weekend markets or product launches.
The design of this shopping centre incorporates enduring principles using materials such as polished concrete, face brick, and concrete soffits, which require minimal maintenance and upkeep. An interesting feature of the shopping centre is its unique covered walkway, which is made from off-shutter concrete. The design is uncluttered, with signage located above the shopfronts and walkway lighting on the columns. Additionally, the columns serve to conceal the stormwater downpipes.
The shopping centre’s success is due to its comprehensive approach to providing a wide range of options, comfort, convenience, safety from traffic, security, pleasant atmosphere, ample parking, and easy accessibility.
2021 - 2022

The Marine Walk Project Team: Craft of Architecture, Devmco, Salta Sibaya, EST Quantity Surveyors, M3 Africa Consulting, LivEng Engineering, Vertex, Struxit Projects, Construction ID and Land Art Studio
Main entrance to the SuperSpar and Tops at Spar
Aerial view of the shopping center
Cantilevered concrete roofs connect the shops and restaurants with open air courtyards
Main entrance to the shopping center with internal courtyard and play area
Cantilevered concrete roofs connect the shops and restaurants with open air courtyards
Landscaping design at the SuperSpar entrance
Public courtyard shared by KAUAI, Tightline Restaurant and billie boys
Curved shopfronts for Petland and Health&Herbal draw the user into the center
Courtyard with open-air play area and public seating
The center has a vast amount of popular bars and restaurants arranged along the courtyard
Courtyard with open-air play area and public seating
Cantilevered concrete roofs place emphasis on the Woolworths shop front set back within the façade
An office wing for the Devmco team is incorporated as another extensions of services
Overall plan of the shopping center
Detailed landscaping plan of the shopping center
Anchor tenants for the center includes Woolworths, SuperSpar, Tops at Spar, KAUAI, Mugg&Bean, Dischem, SpecSavers, Miladys, Mr Price, Waxy O'Connors, Tightline, Petland, The Skin and Nail Bar, Billie Boys, Health & Herbal, Classic Trading, Frozen for You and Nikki's Gift Shop amongst others

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